The organizers for SiliCon with Adam Savage sent out a poll to past attendees last month. I found some of the questions about the dates and the location for the venue to be interesting. The show has been at the San Jose Convention Center in late August since 2019. The poll asked questions about dates in late October and the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Will SiliCon be moving to a different date and/or location in 2023?
SiliCon with Adam Savage announced dates, prices, and the initial guest list for the 2022 show. The show will once again be at the San Jose Convention Center on Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28. Prices vary from $20 US to $400 US for various ticket options. The initial guest list includes Christopher Lloyd, George Takei, and Alan Ritchson. What can you expect for this year’s show?
Fan Expo San Francisco 2022 announced early bird prices this week. The fan event will be from Friday, November 25, through Sunday, November 27, at the Moscone Center. If those dates sound familiar, it’s Thanksgiving weekend. If you’re not stuffed with turkey and stuck with Black Friday shopping, go to the City! Here’s the breakdown of the early bird prices for passes and packages.
Fon Davis discusses movie robots (i.e., The Matrix, Terminator and I, Robot), Isaac Asimov’s Three Law of Robotics, artificial intelligence, and future robotic developments for Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Sunday, 8/29/2021). Introduction by Adam Savage.
A panel of scientists and engineers preview the future of NASA tech from the moon to Mars for Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Saturday, 8/28/2021). Panelists include Jeremy Vander Kam (thermal protection systems for the Mars Sample Return Earth entry vehicle and NASA’s Orion spacecraft), Christine Gregg (Automated Reconfigurable Mission Adaptive Digital Assembly Systems, or ARMADAS, project), Jonathan Morgan (aerospace engineer) Nick Cramer (Distributed Spacecraft Autonomy). Moderated by author Andy Weir (“The Martin”).
Adam Savage introduces Cady Coleman and Mary Robinette Kowel in this opening keynote for Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Saturday, 8/28/2021). They talk about the isolation at the International Space Station compared to the isolation of the COVID-19 shutdown, how the space program is different today with non-NASA astronauts going into space, and the differences between European and American puppetry.
One of the expectations I raised in my video about the forthcoming SiliCon with Adam Savage (8/28-29/2021) was mask wearing (yes) and proof of vaccination (maybe). This week the San Jose City Council voted to require proof of vaccination for city run facilities like the SAP Center, the San Jose Convention Center, and the San Jose Center of Performing Arts. The mandate would not go into effect immediately to give venues time to prepare. No proof of vaccination for SiliCon with Adam Savage. Nearby restaurants may require proof of vaccination for indoor seating. Yes, you still need to wear a mask.